I was received into the Episcopal Church in 1997 I entered the School of Deacons and was ordained in Oct. 2000.  I served as the deacon of Trinity Church, Asbury Park, and St. Raphael’s Church in Brick until I discerned a call to priesthood.  The good people of St. Raphael’s supported me during my discernment to this new call.

In 2007 I retired from my 30-year career with the Ocean County Health Dept. and began my studies at The General Theological Seminary in NYC where I earned a master’s in divinity.

 I was ordained to the priesthood in 2010, served as the Assistant Rector of St. Mary’s By the Sea in Point Pleasant Beach for one year, and the Rector of Trinity Church, Matawan for five years.  I now have the joy of being the Priest-in-charge of St. Raphael the Archangel of Brick.

I have the great privilege of serving as a spiritual director, an instructor in the School of Deacons, and Dean of the Monmouth Convocation.



OUR VESTRY:  Sara Nerbetski, Sue Medfordl, Wardens, Joyce Costine, Jeff Davis, JoAnn Palmieri, Cliff Pickowicz, Jane Stoeder, Lynne Weidenhammer.       Ileana Poglodek-Treasurer.





The Very Rev.  Maria B. Sanzo

The Very Rev.

Maria B. Sanzo